Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Governor Alvin Hawkins

Marker ID: THC 4A 31
Location: U.S. 70, Carroll County, at Buena Vista Road
County: Carroll
Waymark: None


1/8 Mi. W. is the grave of Alvin Hawkins, Governor of Tennessee, 1881-83. Born in 1821, he was admitted to the Bar at 21 years of age. Elected Representative to the State Legislature, 1853. U.S. Attorney for West Tennessee during the Civil War. Member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1863-68. He died in 1905.